Navigation Links
Perdue Kidd & Vickery Wins First Humira Trial - Abbott Laboratories To Pay $2.24 Million
Date:5/9/2013

CHICAGO, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, a Cook County jury entered a verdict finding Abbott Laboratories negligent and ordering it to pay $2,244,063.20 to Plaintiff Milton Tietz on behalf of his wife, Delores Tietz . The court entered judgment in that sum, plus costs, in favor of the Plaintiff.  This is the first Humira lawsuit filed against Abbott to go to trial.

"Humira has dangerous side effects and Abbott was negligent regarding them.  Justice has been done," said Tietz attorney Andy Vickery of Perdue Kidd & Vickery.

"We are honored that a jury of twelve people looked at the evidence and agreed that Abbott failed to do what the law requires," said Tietz attorney Jim M. Perdue, Jr.    

Delores Tietz was prescribed Humira, a TNF Blocker, for rheumatoid arthritis in October 2009 and took the drug for close to seven months, before almost dying. In early May 2010, Delores began experiencing chest pain and fevers.  Her illness went undiagnosed for weeks, and her family was told it was probable that she would not survive.  Finally, doctors diagnosed her with Humira-induced disseminated histoplasmosis, a severe, life-threatening infection. 

The FDA issued an alert in September 2008 to all manufacturers of TNF blockers, including Abbott Laboratories, to provide new information to the medical community about the risks of unrecognized, drug-induced histoplasmosis.  Abbott failed to send a letter directly to physicians warning of the danger until May 17, 2010, 20 months after the initial FDA alert and 10 days after Mrs. Tietz was hospitalized.  The jury found that Abbott was negligent for not taking reasonable measures to make sure Delores' doctors had a high index of suspicion for histoplasmosis. 

Milton Tietz is represented by Jim M. Perdue Jr. , Arnold Anderson Vickery and Fred Shepherd of Perdue Kidd & Vickery, and Gary D. McCallister of Gary D. McCallister & Associates LLC.

Perdue Kidd & Vickery is a national law firm of Personal Injury and Drug Injury Trial Lawyers.  The firm represents individuals and businesses across the country who have been harmed personally and financially.  Perdue Kidd & Vickery is based in Houston, Texas. For more information about Perdue Kidd & Vickery, visit www.perduekiddvickery.com or call 713-520-2500.    


'/>"/>
SOURCE Perdue Kidd & Vickery
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Substantial Losses Investing in Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd. to Contact the Firm
2. Smith & Nephew launches revolutionary open-architecture suture anchor for rotator cuff repair with greater pullout strength than competitors[i]
3. Thomson Reuters Launches New Mobile Oncology Decision Support Solution for R&D Pharmaceutical Leaders
4. Biopharma M&A Trends Hold Steady, But Deals Declined in 2011
5. Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy (FMCP) Presents Awards for 2012 National P&T Competition and Best Posters
6. Almost 50 Percent of the Glaucoma Patient Population Remains Untreated, Signifying a Vast Market for Glaucoma Pharmaceuticals, Finds Frost & Sullivan
7. International Drug & Explosives Detection Company IDenta Corp. Releases Information to OTC markets.
8. Ultra Clean to Present at the Jefferies 2012 Global Technology, Media & Telcom Conference
9. Axis Global Logistics Names Mr. Thomas Brennan, Vice President Strategic Accounts & Life Sciences
10. The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Gen-Probe Incorporated in Connection with the Sale of the Company to Hologic, Inc.
11. Janssen Research & Development Submits XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) to U.S. FDA for the Treatment and Prevention of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... QUEBEC CITY , Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... key US patents for improving the accuracy, reproducibility ... CD images in long and small bone orthopaedic ... proprietary approach to creating personalized orthopaedic restorations based ... create personalized orthopaedic restorations, the company harnesses the ...
(Date:12/8/2016)...  A new study by a pair of Geisinger ... therapy to treat chronic pain is not only ineffective, ... consequences, including death. Palliative care physicians ... , M.D., authored the study which provides a review ... study was published in the December 2016 edition of ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Information products and services provider Elsevier has launched ... world,s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, providing the ... 5,000 publishers. The new set of metrics will improve decisions on ... adjust a journal,s editorial strategy. ... , CiteScore metrics comprise ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... The West Virginia ... 1, 2017. The name change aligns the entire company with its existing ... care quality. , “We are very proud of the achievements associated with the ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... After enjoying record-breaking attendance at ... for its 33rd Annual Issues & Research Conference, March 2-3, 2017, at ... the conference is “Persistent Challenges and New Opportunities: Using Research to Accelerate the ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... “Natural Language Processing–Enabled and Conventional Data Capture Methods for Input to Electronic Health ... . , Results of the comparative usability study demonstrate that a dictation-based method ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Mirixa Corporation , a ... other pharmacist-delivered patient care services, has announced the promotions of Karen Litsinger to ... president of sales. , Litsinger joined Mirixa in 2008 after serving as ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... ... With the increasing demand for dental implants, the National Association of Dental ... dentists and patients about the safety issues related to dental restorations. According to the ... is projected to reach $6.4 billion in 2018 with more than 30 million Americans ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):